Now, it may not seem like much to you, but I’ve never been a big follower of fashion, and I’m also the kind of girl who always wears bright colours with black or white, and who would normally choose to pair bright blue shoes with a black dress or jeans, so this outfit was a bit of a departure for me. Both the skirt and the top had to be altered before I could wear them, though, and when I tried them on for my mum (that woman is a saint, I’m telling you) to see what she could do with them, I liked the two colours together and decided to give it a whirl, as you can see from the photo above.
The shoes are by Georgia Rose, and I got them last month as part of the Sarenza brand ambassador programme. I absolutely love the colour of these, and now that I’ve been brave enough to try colourblocking, who knows, maybe I’ll also try wearing these with tights in the winter? In fact, maybe now there will be no stopping me, and I will start doing other “fashion blogger” things, like wearing Jeffrey Campbell shoes and taking photos of macarons?
The skirt, meanwhile, is the blue version of this skirt, and was also purchased during the River Island sale. Unfortunately, it arrived with a busted zip: normally I would have just sent it back and exchanged it for another one, but by then they’d completely sold out, and I loved it so much I decided to keep it. (I would honestly live in these two skirts if I possibly could. Not at the same time, obviously, but I could just alternate them, perhaps?) My dad managed to get the zip working well enough for now (my wardrobe is very much a family affair, as you can probably tell), but it will need to be replaced at some point. It’ll still be worth it, though, because I really love it: although it’s exactly the same cut as the red skirt, the material is thicker, and has a slight sheen to it, which appeals to me. I just wish I’d thought to buy it before they sold out!
The top is from Zara, and its story is a tragic one. It’s never simple with me and my clothes, is it? My poor mum spent ages altering this top to fit me properly, but the iron turned out to have some weird kind of “burning” problem, so the top ended up with a little hole at the back. I really love the colour and shape, so I’m currently wearing it anyway, with a camisole underneath to disguise the burn, while searching eBay for a replacement. Such is the story of my life.
And thus ends Shoeperwoman’s experiment with colourblocking. Next up: harem pants!*
(*I’m joking. You couldn’t pay me to wear harem pants…)